Discover how islands might be the answer to saving some of our threatened species
Australia has over 8000 islands – nearly half of which are off the coast of WA. Their relative isolation – caused by the surrounding water – can both protect species and lead to differences in biodiversity. But the ways in which humans use islands, as well as a changing climate, can also put some species at risk.
Investigate the plants and animals found on WA’s islands, and discover the benefits and challenges of isolated island life.
These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science, HASS and English.
BONUS: includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class
Click here to download to promotional poster for your staffroom
Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers or a neighbourhood magpie! Include a short caption with your photo and submit it all online.
Winners and their schools will share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes! Click here for further details.